Are you Interested in addressing Addictions, including Behavioral Addictions, with EMDR?
Lost in a maze of Feeling States, DeTURs and Stabilization Barriers?  Need some direction?  No worries! 

In the EMDR and the Treatment of Substance and Behavioral Addictions Workshop held on April 26-27, 2018 in Des Moines, we have created a step by step, phase by phase, treatment map that we want to share with you!

Co-sponsored by EMDR and Beyond LLC and Unity Point Health, the program is held at Iowa Lutheran Hospital/Unity Point , 700 East University, Des Moines, IA, Conference Room AB – lower level. The program meets from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Registration is open at Addictions Workshop.  Workshop space it limited so register today!

This workshop presented by Hope Payson, LCSW, LADC and Kate Becker, LCSW, RYT, SCPR explores the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing in the treatment of chemical dependency and other compulsive behaviors-specifically with clients who are not yet abstinent. This treatment-focused workshop teaches you how to stabilize clients and desensitize addiction memory networks without triggering increased substance use or relapse.

Hope Payson LCSW, LADC is a licensed clinical social worker, alcohol and drug counselor and EMDRIA Approved Consultant who specializes in the treatment of addiction and trauma. She has over 20 years of experience working in community mental health in the following capacities: director of a supportive housing program for domestic violence survivors; coordinator of an assertive community treatment team; and originator of a long term follow up for clients with histories of addiction and trauma. She was the Clinical Director for EMDR HAP for seven years and remains an active HAP volunteer. She currently coordinates a group private practice in Winsted, CT. She provides EMDR consultations to clinicians working in private and community settings.

Kate Becker, LCSW, RYT, SCPG, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and EMDRIA Approved Consultant, a Registered Yoga Teacher and holds a Specialty Certificate in Problem Gambling. Kate's focus is in the treatment of addiction, anxiety disorders and trauma. She has worked in community mental health and substance abuse and in hospice care. Kate has facilitated a variety of therapy groups including Relapse Prevention, Anger Management, Co-Occurring disorders, Problem Gambling, and DOVE (domestic violence offenders). Kate is the founder and director of A Room with a New View, Inc.; a non-profit that provides renovation and decorating to non-profit group homes and community centers. She is in private practice in Glastonbury, CT.

Cost: Early Bird registration:  $275.00 until 03/26/2018, $300.00 after 03/26/2018. 
Participant Requirements:   A mental health counseling license and full EMDR training by an EMDRIA approved organization. Cancelation Policy: Refund minus $40 through 4/19/2018. No refund after this date.  

Continuing Education Credit information: 13 EMDRIA Credits–12005-12 

Hope Payson maintains responsibility for this program in accordance with EMDRIA Standards. Your source for continuing education online is is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
·Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education Program (ACE). Approval Period: 1/5/17 – 1/5/19. (Provider # 1142) maintains responsibility for the program. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.
·The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2018
·California BBS: is approved to provide continuing education by the following professional organizations: ASWB and APA.  The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by these nationally recognized certifying bodies to satisfy renewal requirements.
·The California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) Provider Number OS-12-174-1116 Expires 11-2018
·The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2018.
·The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider – 1622 expires 2/28/2018.
·Massachusetts Authorization Number: (TBD)
·Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2018
·The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2018 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
·The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2018
·New York Social Work Board NYSED Provider #120


"Your work is inspiring. It really helps me feel more confident in creating a treatment plan in collaboration with my clients.  
EMDR Canada Conference, Banf 2017
"Hope and Kate are a dynamic duo!  They are well informed, personable and professional.  I have greatly enjoyed this workshop.                Thank you!"
St. Louis 2017
"The presenters were so engaging and clearly passionate about their work.  I learned so much! Excellent handouts. Thank you! One of the best presentations of the conference"  
Minneapolis, National EMDRIA Conference 2016
"Awesome training!  I would come to  any training you guys present! Loved it! Learned exactly what I wanted to.  You guys are awesome–tap that in!"  
Des Moines, Iowa 2015


This workshop is held in facilities which are in compliance with the American Disabilities Act. Please contact Hope Payson if special accomodations are required.

Grievance Proceedure: Grievences should be written and will be replied to within 10 days.